This section of the Neuronet website aims to provide access to public materials that have been produced by the Innovative Medicines Initiative's neurodegeneration research projects.
One of the goals of the MOPEAD project was to increase knowledge about memory and Alzheimer's disease.
While Alzheimer's disease and dementia often affect older people, recent research suggests changes in the brain occur much earlier than when symptoms first begin to show.
MOPEAD's communication team produced some helpful infographics and materials to provide useful information on risk factors of dementia, some signs of a normal ageing contrasted with potentially relevant issues that can indicate that there is an issue that may need to be talked about with a doctor or at a memory clinic. Another interesting infographic provides insights on the value a timely diagnosis of dementia can have.
The infographic illustrates changes that may occur as a result of normal ageing compared with those that could be associated with dementia. Its aim is to raise awareness of these potentially important differences and encourage people that are uncertain about their mental health to seek help at an early stage. Additionally, it intends to motivate people that are interested in cognitive problems to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and its symptoms. Click on the image to download or follow this link.
This infographic is also available in German.
Risk factors for Alzheimer's disease
The infographic aims to raise awareness of risk factors, particularly factors which are potentially modifiable, such as diabetes, which the MOPEAD project addressed through its models. Knowledge of these risk factors is important so that those who are at higher risk of Alzheimer's disease have the opportunity to take action against developing the disease. Click on the image to download or follow this link.
This infopgraphic is also available in German.
Why is a timely diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease so important?
The infographic was designed to support the understanding of the need for such approaches. It emphasises benefits of a timely diagnosis for people affected, families as well as healthcare providers it also highlights advantages on a societal level. Concrete examples and statements amplify these areas. Click on the image to download or follow this link.